Tag: 2010 Giant Trance X1
>What better to do on a holiday Monday than to plan a suffer fest pre-ride of a marathon race you’re planning on doing the following weekend? We couldn’t think of anything else, so that’s what we did yesterday. We drove up to Pemberton, Tristan, Dan, Brett, and I, Dan’s dad Jake and his friend Greg to pre-ride the Nimby 50 race course.
Pemberton is a lovely little town. Here is a well equipped Pemberton driveway!Really though, its a nice little town with cool Western theme’s McDonald’s that you can tie your horse up to outside. There’s a great coffee shop, and most importantly great riding!
We saddled up, four of us in Brett’s Ford Ranger and landed in Pemberton, after an important coffee stop in Squamish, at around 10am. We made sure we had plenty of water, a few tools, and a … Read More »
Super D, what does it mean? Super Duper? Super Deluxe? Super downhill? fun?! I’m pretty sure its meant to be Super Downhill, but fun was the name of the game. I wouldn’t call myself a racer, or specify that I am an XC rider, or DH rider, I just ride bikes and love it! The West Coast Racing Super D at Balcarra Park in Port Moody seemed like it would be a good time, so I took time off of studying for an exam and went to the race.
There were a lot of good people to run into at the Super Duper, Paul Kalish from Sombrio Clothing was there racing his Chromag Stylus hardtail. Bill MacEwen and Bryon Enns, were supporting Steed Cycles, and lot of other great folks looking for a good time! The weather turned out to be … Read More »
Sometimes we don’t choose when we bleed. This happens when you ride a bike. Lately I keep re-opening a crape on my shin haha… However, we don’t always bleed from the skin. I recently had my bike stolen off of the roof rack of my car; something that caused me pain. I will fully take responsibility, as I could have taken more precautions in securing my bike. Though I also take the stand that I would hope that I could forget that my bike is on my roof rack without someone taking what it represents from me. Its such an odd, hurtful feeling having a bike stolen, which I hope none of you have to go through.
Sometimes things will come back, but I didn’t have my hopes up. Who knows, it could still happen. Instead of sitting … Read More »
>I’ve been stoked to ride Squamish for quite a while now. Anytime I hear of someone riding there it’s always good things, and that that’s where you go to ride cross-country! Having my new Giant Trance X1, I figured what better time to go ride there. I had a problem though… I didn’t know where the trails were or my way about. I’ve tried to make it there with friends before, but for some reason it never worked out. But, yesterday I went! Sometimes the pieces just fall together.
I found a great person to take me on a tour of the Squamish xc trails! Before we left we had to gets some essential oils (chain lube), and we were off. During the week, it really doesn’t take long to get to Squamish from North Van.
We started off in Brackendale, … Read More »
> I’ve needed to get off my ass and get a good morning ride in, but lately I’ve just been sleeping in. Sleeping in is great, but getting up early and getting in a good ride, before anyone else has been on the trails is a great feeling; something that I’ve been missing. I got the motivation from a friend to get up early and get out and ride, and that’s what I did. It’s what you can achieve when you set your alarm.I got up just after 6am this morning, set my sights on Seymour mountain and brought the Giant Trance X1. I was a bit early, waiting for my friend day light to show up, so I parked my self in front of a hot mug of dark roast at the Park Gate Bean Around the World. I … Read More »
Now does that look like a nice day to ride your bike or what! The sun was out yesterday, although it didn’t seem to add much warmth, it was nice to be in it.
Tristan and I rode up the Seymour Mountain road to access the trails. All along the sides of the road there were icicles formed, and where there was running water, there were pools of ice and frozen waterfalls.
Tristan pins it down a long fireroad to get to the next trail. The cold really picked up with speed, but we were having too much fun to notice.
This is one of my favorite photos that I took of Tristan through a hole in the root nest of a fallen tree. The trails were so good to ride! They were as dry are in the summer, but … Read More »